“Think Euro-chic — European interior designers are doing this so well,” she says. “Mixing the old classic moldings with minimalistic industrial cabinetry, ultra modern lighting, or super clean lines in the furniture creates a juxtaposition that is both sophisticated and surprising. Plus, it really brings out the beauty in the architecture itself. “
A Bold, Masculine Kitchen
“Before even pulling inspiration images, designer Kelly Martin starts her creative process by identifying a few descriptive words with her clients so she can really understand the direction. “My initial description for this project was clean, bold and masculine,” she says.”...
Christie's Real Estate Luxury Defined
Before Kelly Martin opened her own interior designer firm, she worked in the wood shop of a commercial design-build company, later moving into custom furniture design for a retailer in L.A. Martin has now launched her own furniture line, ATELIERxKM.
Houzz [Kitchen Design]
February 16, 2019
In this Los Angeles kitchen, interior designer Kelly Martin used a squared-off aesthetic on many of the elements to create a modern cottage look. The 4-by-4-inch tile fits in well with the bar drawer pulls and the edges of the countertop and open shelves.
Houzz [Kitchen Design]
February 7, 2019
The delightful blue-and-white pattern of the encaustic tile floors inspired the color palette for this Los Angeles kitchen. Interior designer Kelly Martin gave it a modern cottage look that works well with its original Craftsman style yet feels fresh and updated. ...
The Spruce [27 Dining Room Lighting Ideas for Every Style]
April 18, 2018
When it comes to enjoying meals at home with family or friends, the dining room is a special place for making memories. So, of course, you want to rev up your space with beautiful lighting. But do you choose the perfect light fixture? ...
Houzz [Working with Pros]
November 6, 2018
Designers have access to a wide range of fabrics & finishes that can come together to create a stylish & kid-friendly home. When a young couple with a toddler, a newborn & a dog bought the newly renovated home shown here, they reached out to Kelly Martin Interiors ...
Houzz [Kitchen Makeovers]
September 18, 2018
Savvy layout changes and beautiful design choices result in kitchens that work better for their households ...
Uprise Art Journal [At Home]
January 10, 2018
Balancing differing aesthetics, our friend and interior designer Kelly Martin brings together mid-century statement pieces with natural wood finishes (plus a pop of teal) in this Los Angeles redesign. After a trip to the Uprise Art Loft, the designer discovered works by Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey and Laura Berman to complete the design. ...
Houzz [Decorating Stories & Guides]
November 11, 2017
7 Top Living Room Design Ideas From This Week’s Stories ... Open layouts have a lot of benefits, but visually and physically you still want some sort of transition and separation between functions. Who wants to feel as though they’re dining in their living room? One simple trick is ...
Houzz [Living Rooms: Living Room of the Day]
A New Living Room Blends Midcentury & Traditional Design
November 6, 2017
See how a designer mixes timeless charm and mid-century finds in a layout ideal for family and friends.
Designing Your Home with Original Art
June 11, 2017
Join us at PlatformLA for a lively discussion on art and design, and how to create an artful home. Panelists include Kelly Martin, an interior designer from Homepolish, Tze Chun, founder of Uprise Art, and artist duo Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao.